It is important to lead you into the words of, Jake Ehrlich below, by first expressing a word of gratitude. In the past weekend, I spent two afternoons over the phone with Jake where I found him to be, not only a man of immense intellect, but also an incredible gentleman who positively rejoices in sharing his knowledge.
Jake rung in the middle of my afternoon here in Singapore, which was therefore absolute ungodly hours for him over in San Francisco. He was, however, wide awake with a hint of Christmas-morning-twinkle in his voice. He quickly introduced himself and got to the matter at hand. Jake first shared as a response to an earlier email exchange that he is keen to collaborate with Revolution — more on this in due time.
Considering the recent extensive coverage on the subject matter on Revolution.Watch — this is phenomenal news. But how is this possible? You see, Jake has recently become a close friend to the man who was Paul Newman’s best friend. I speak, of course, of Newman’s stunt double and the first man to have ever traveled on land at the speed of sound, the speed demon, Stanley Barrett.
Without giving too much away: Barrett’s basically been speaking extensively with Jake over their shared passion for Rolex, telling Jake tales of his best friend and sharing pictures from his private collection that grant us a glimpse into what is perhaps one of the greatest stories of friendship in recent history. With that said, I now hand you over to, Jake Ehrlich.